Meet our team
Marietjie Thomas, Travel Administrator
Born and Bred
Marietjie was born and bred in the countryside in KwaZulu-Natal on the east coast of South Africa.
Highlight of her time in the industry
Marietjie has traveled extensively and considers herself an expert in Namibia and the Great Kruger Park. I have a great passion for the country and have assisted a lot of clients tailoring self-drive and fly-in trips to different destinations in Namibia” Marietjie’s experience working for one of the Kruger Park’s major operators has also put her in good stead to advise clients. “I have a very broad knowledge of the Kruger Park concessions and the Greater Kruger reserves and have assisted hundreds of clients with their Kruger arrangements over the last few years.”
Marietjie has spent over 15 years working in various sectors of the travel industry. Her focus has predominantly been in sales and operations in both overland and luxury safari travel. A highlight of her time in the industry has been working with global teams developing unique, sustainable tour packages. She also played an instrumental role in a team that won a coveted Lilizela Award – an honor given to those who make a remarkable impact on tourism in South Africa.
Marietjie’s favorite destination in Africa
Marietjie’s favorite destination in Africa is Namibia. “There is something magical about Namibia. I love its beauty, the people and natural diversity. I have been traveling there since I was a young girl with my Namibian-born parents.” Morocco is next on her travel bucket list!
Marietjie’s Top 3 Recommended Safari Lodges & Hotels
Greystoke Mahale Camp, Tanzania
Wolwedans Dune Camp, Namibrand Reserve
Simbambili, Northern Sabi Sands